Written by Pavani Hapuarachchi
08 May, 2021 | 8:09 am
COLOMBO (News 1st): Plans are in place to establish six (06) more hospitals for the treatment of the increasing rate of COVID-19 patients reported from across the country, Sri Lanka’s Covid 19 Emergency Response and Health Systems Preparedness Project said on Saturday (May 08).
The Central Environmental Authority (CEA) was requested to issue the environment reports for the construction of these hospitals, Dr. Jayasundara Bandara, the Project Director of the COVID-19 Emergency Response and Health Systems Preparedness Project told News 1st.
According to Dr. Jayasundara Bandara, measures are also underway to manufacture 8000 new beds for COVID-19 patients.
Moreover, the programme to convert 32 hospitals in the island into COVID-19 Treatment Centres will be completed in the next two weeks, Dr. Bandara noted.
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